Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Beaverton Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm through the Beaverton winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Garoken Energy Co. Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the probability of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 503-848-3838 or set up an appointment with us online.